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Minnesota firefighter responding to fatal car crash discovers that 16-year-old victim is his son
Highway 34 culvert replacement set for Oct. 24
Woman seriously hurt in rollover in Otter Tail County
Everyday You Are Not Alone; Friday Matters
Ada teen dies when car hit by pickup truck in Borup
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The Real Estate Company gets a new realtor
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
New children's hockey book, authored by former DL resident, to be on shelves Wednesday
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Thanks to newspaper for Toast of Tamarac publicity
Minnesota mayors: Let's support candidates who will deliver results
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Fall fishing in cold water
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
June 7, 2011
GOP promises to repay counties' recount costs
Republicans say they are paying what they owe Minnesota counties for information from last fall's governor election recount. "We have about 20 counties left to go," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said. "We have been chipping away on them." Sutton estimated that the party could finish...
June 7, 2011 - 6:34am
March 5, 2010
State Legislature: Bakk wants clothing tax, Haiti break OK'd
ST. PAUL -- The Senate tax chairman, who is running for governor, wants to tax clothing as a way to increase school funding and plug the state budget deficit. Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, introduced legislation Thursday to eliminate the sales tax exemption on clothing beginning July...
March 5, 2010 - 8:38am
February 26, 2010
Court cuts hit small counties hardest
ST. PAUL - More state budget cuts will mean longer waits for cases to go through Minnesota's court system and small counties will be hardest hit, judicial leaders say. For years, courts in the least-populated counties have received more state funding per capita than larger counties....
February 26, 2010 - 8:22am
February 24, 2010
Bonding maneuver leads to negotiation offer
Minnesota's legislative leaders used a rare parliamentary maneuver Tuesday in an attempt to save what they consider job-producing public works projects. The procedure to delay giving Gov. Tim Pawlenty the just-passed construction funding bill was designed to provide time to open...
February 24, 2010 - 9:10am
Racino efforts race into Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Lack of money may convince Minnesota legislators to back the long-proposed, often-failed racino concept this year, supporters of the concept say. "We think there are some legs to this legislation," Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Tuesday in announcing a bill to allow...
February 24, 2010 - 8:52am
February 23, 2010
Pawlenty promises bonding bill veto
ST. PAUL -- A bill borrowing almost $1 billion is headed for hostile territory, Gov. Tim Pawlenty's desk. The House voted 85-46 for the bill Monday night, and the Senate followed 47-19, but just before lawmakers began debate on the compromise public works funding bill Monday night,...
February 23, 2010 - 8:39am
February 22, 2010
Talks involve sex offender facility, floods
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House and Senate negotiators considered expanding the state's sex offender treatment facilities and whether to protect communities downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project Sunday night. Legislative leaders want to take up the final version...
February 22, 2010 - 8:36am
Pawlenty says he'll decide on presidential run decision early next year
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told a national television audience Sunday that he will likely decide whether to run for president early next year. On NBC's "Meet the Press," the Republican governor told host David Gregory the same thing he has told Minnesota reporters since announcing...
February 22, 2010 - 8:27am
February 16, 2010
Minnesota House approves sex offender facility
The Minnesota House kicked its public works funding proposal to more than $1 billion Monday, adding a facility for 400 sex offenders. Representatives voted 92-37, with some Republicans joining Democrats, to fund college, trails, transportation and other construction projects.
February 16, 2010 - 8:13am
February 15, 2010
Pawlenty lays out budget cuts
Minnesota's cities, counties and poor people in need of health care would be most affected by Gov.
February 15, 2010 - 1:16pm
Political Notebook: Pawlenty's budget plan heavy on cuts
Gov. Tim Pawlenty warns Minnesotans that his budget plan will cut a lot of budgets. Democrats said they can accept some cuts, but still support a "balanced approach," which can be defined as a mix of cuts and tax increases. The real budget discussions begin today because Republican...
February 15, 2010 - 8:23am
February 12, 2010
State of the State speech: Pawlenty seeks help for businesses
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivered equal amounts of patriotism and conservatism Thursday in his final State of the State speech. The Republican governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate began his 33-minute speech praising the Minnesota National Guard, and...
February 12, 2010 - 9:27am
February 11, 2010
Lawmakers want to cut governor's power
Bills to restrict a governor's ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature, and the state Supreme Court says it will accept cities' input when it considers the issue this spring. To balance the budget, Gov.
February 11, 2010 - 9:16am
February 10, 2010
Senators approve $1B for public works projects
Senators approved spending nearly $1 billion on public works projects across the state Tuesday by a vote of 52-14, the first major vote of the 2010 legislative session. A similar House bill is headed to a Monday vote, and the entire measure could be headed to a gubernatorial veto. The...
February 10, 2010 - 8:30am
Pawlenty: Toughen sex offender sentences
Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years. Under the plan announced...
February 10, 2010 - 8:04am